February 21, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

"Ethan Allen, Vermont's Founding Father?"

Presented by Willard Sterne Randall, Distinguished Scholar in History and Professor Emeritus, Champlain College.

Always controversial, Ethan Allen still inspires lively debate over his importance to the founding of the Fourteenth State. Was he a brawling, land-hungry drunkard or a persistent effective force in breaking away the Green Mountains from the grips of New York oligarchs? Just how should we think of the man who captured a British fort, languished in an English dungeon and ended his days in a modest farmhouse in Burlington's intervale?

 

March 20, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

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April 17, 2016 2:00 Lecture Series

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May 1, 2016 MAY DAY FESTIVAL

A traditional Holiday Celebrating Spring with Music, Dancing, and Cake.

Come Dance Around the May Pole!

 

May 8, 2016 FANNY'S MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Bring Mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch in the Homestead’s Historic Tavern

 

May 15, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

June 18-19, 2016 FRONTIER ADVENTURES IN A COLONIAL ENCAMPMENT

Children’s Games and Activities focus on the Colonial Frontier from navigating through an environmental scavenger hunt to running a wilderness obstacle course. The Entire Family Experiences Life on the Colonial Frontier with craft demonstrations including black smith’s, weavers, spinners, shoe makers, fire making, doctors, and cooking. Seith Warner’s Colonial Green Mountain Boy’s Militia will also be present camped for the weekend and providing long rifle demonstrations at 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm.

 

June 19, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

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July 16, 2016 I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

A celebration of Ice Cream. Taste Vermont’s finest and learn how to make your own.

 

July 17, 4:00 pm Lecture Series

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August 6, 2016 THE BLACK SNAKE AFFAIR

Vermont’s Lake Smuggling Pirates gather and embrace their brethren in Games and Activities. The darker side of the affair is presented in a pair of lectures.

 

August 21, 4:00 pm 2016 Lecture Series

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September 17, 2016 A MAIZING CELEBRATION

The amazing value of CORN is celebrated with Good Eats, Games and Activities.

 

September 18, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

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October 15, 2016 THE ABC HARVEST FESTIVAL

Apples, Beer, and Cider are the ABC’s of this celebration!

 

October 16, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

November 20, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

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December 18, 2016 WINTER’S EVE

A Solstice Celebration with music, dance, and mulled comforts